Contents


The Rogue Genius

Malaparte: Vies et Légendes by Maurizio Serra

Kaputt by Curzio Malaparte, translated from the Italian by Cesare Foligno, with an afterword by Dan Hofstadter

The Skin by Curzio Malaparte, translated from the Italian by David Moore

Energy: Friend or Enemy?

The End of Energy: The Unmaking of America’s Environment, Security, and Independence by Michael J. Graetz

Hidden Costs of Energy: Unpriced Consequences of Energy Production and Use a report by the National Research Council's Committee on Health, Environmental, and Other External Costs and Benefits of Energy Production and Consumption

The Dutch Are Coming!

My Little War by Louis Paul Boon, translated from the Dutch by Paul Vincent

Beyond Sleep by Willem Frederik Hermans, translated from the Dutch by Ina Rilke

Parents Worry by Gerard Reve, translated from the Dutch by Richard Huijing

Silent Extras by Arnon Grunberg. translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett

Wonder by Hugo Klaus, translated from the Dutch by Michael Henry Heim

The Darkroom of Damocles by Willem Frederik Hermans, translated from the Dutch by Ina Rilke

The Jewish Messiah by Arnon Grunberg, translated from the Dutch by Sam Garrett

Problemski Hotel by Dimitri Verhulst, translated from the Dutch by David Colmer

The Window Dresser: A Dance Novella by Christiaan Weijts, translated from the Dutch by Brian Doyle

Alexander: How Great?

Alexander the Great by Philip Freeman

The Landmark Arrian: The Campaigns of Alexander edited by James Romm, translated from the Greek by Pamela Mensch

Alexander the Great and His Empire: A Short Introduction by Pierre Briant, translated from the French by Amélie Kuhrt

Philip II of Macedonia by Ian Worthington

Ghost on the Throne: The Death of Alexander the Great and the War for Crown and Empire by James Romm

Contributors

David Albright is founder and President of the Institute for Science and International Security in Washington, D.C., and the author of Peddling Peril: How the Secret Nuclear Trade Arms America’s Enemies. (October 2011)

John Banville’s Time Pieces: A Dublin Memoir is published in February. (February 2018)

Mary Beard is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge. Her most recent book is SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome.
 (July 2017)

Saul Bellow, who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1976, was the author of seventeen books of fiction. He died in 2005. (November 2011)

Christopher Benfey is Mellon Professor of English at Mount Holyoke. He is the author of Red Brick, Black Mountain, White Clay: Reflections on Art, Family, and Survival.
 (August 2018)

David Brion Davis is Sterling Professor of History Emeritus at Yale and Director Emeritus of Yale’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition. He is the author of Inhuman Bondage: The Rise and Fall of Slavery in the New World.

Hugh Eakin is the Gilder Lehrman Fellow in American History at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers. (November 2017)

Martin Filler’s Makers of Modern Architecture, Volume III: 
From Antoni Gaudí to Maya Lin, a collection of his writing on ­architecture in these pages, is out in September.
 (October 2018)

Jerome Groopman is the Recanati Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Chief of Experimental Medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and a staff writer at The New Yorker. He is the coauthor, with Pamela Hartzband, of Your Medical Mind: How to Decide What Is Right for You. 
(June 2018)

Joshua Hammer is a former Newsweek Bureau Chief and Correspondent-­at-Large in Africa and the Middle East. His latest book is The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu and Their Race to Save the World’s Most Precious Manuscripts. Travel for his story in this issue was supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. (April 2018)

Stanley Hoffmann (1928-2015) was the Paul and Catherine Buttenwieser University Professor at Harvard. His most recent books are Chaos and Violence: What Globalization, Failed States, and Terrorism Mean for US Foreign Policy and Rousseau and Freedom, coedited with Christie McDonald.


Adam Kirsch is a poet and critic. His selection of Lionel Trilling’s letters, Life in Culture, will be published in September. (June 2018)

Jeff Madrick is the Director of the Bernard L. Schwartz Rediscovering Government Initiative at the Century Foundation and the Editor of Challenge. His most recent book is Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economists Damaged America and the World. (June 2018)

Jonathan Mirsky is a historian of China. He was formerly the East Asia Editor of The Times of London and China Correspondent for The Observer.
 (December 2016)

Caroline Moorehead is the author most recently of A Train in Winter, the first volume of her trilogy on resistance in World War II. The second volume, Village of Secrets: Defying the Nazis in Vichy France, will be published in October. (June 2014)

William D. Nordhaus is Sterling Professor of Economics at Yale. He has written extensively on economic growth, including studies of the economic impacts of lighting, computation, and improved health. (August 2016)

Tim Parks is the author of many novels, translations, and works of nonfiction, most recently Life and Work: Writers, Readers, and the Conversations Between Them and the novel In Extremis. (November 2017)

Frank Partnoy is the George E. Barrett Professor of Law and Finance at the University of San Diego and is author, most recently, of The Match King: Ivar Krueger, The Financial Genius Behind a Century of Wall Street Scandals.

Arnold Relman (1923–2014) was Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a contributor of many articles and essays to The New York Review. Marcia Angell is a Senior Lecturer in Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Arnold Relman was her husband.

Ingrid D. Rowland is a Professor at the University of Notre Dame’s Rome Global Gateway. Her latest book is The Collector of Lives: Giorgio ­Vasari and the Invention of Art, cowritten with Noah Charney.
 (June 2018)

Frederick Seidel’s new book of poems, Peaches Goes It Alone, will be published in November. (November 2018)

David Thomson is film critic at The New Republic and has been a frequent contributor to Sight & Sound, Film Comment, The Guardian, and The Independent. He is the author of A Biographical Dictionary of Film and, most recently, The Big Screen: The Story of the Movies. He has also written several novels, including Suspects and Silver Light.

Helen Vendler is the Arthur Kingsley Porter University Professor in the Department of English at Harvard. Her latest book is The Ocean, the Bird, and the Scholar, a collection of her most recent essays. (October 2017)

Steven Weinberg teaches at the University of Texas, Austin. He has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics and the National Medal of Science. His latest book is To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science. His essay in this issue is based on the fourth annual Patrusky Lecture of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, delivered in San Antonio in October 2016. (January 2017)

Stanley Wells is Honorary President of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and an Honorary Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. His two new books, Great Shakespeare Actors: From Burbage to Branagh and William Shakespeare: A Very Short Introduction, are to be published in June and September of this year. (March 2015)

Edmund White has written biographies of Jean Genet, Marcel Proust, and Arthur Rimbaud. His memoir The Unpunished Vice: A Life of Reading will be published in June. (June 2018)